When it comes to pasta, pizza, wine and cheese, we believe that bigger is always better. Eataly's annual SeptemberFest thrives on the same motto, opening the Italian superstore for an all-access party on Friday, September 13. The event, which quickly sells out every year, offers attendees unlimited food and drink from 5pm to midnight. That's seven delicious hours of all the mozzarella, salumi, arancini, Neapolitan pizzas, wine and cocktails you can handle.
This year, Eataly also teamed up with an all-star lineup of beloved Chicago restaurants and bars to bring guests even more tasty treats from around the world. Participating partners include Bonci, Cruz Blanca, Giant (and Giant's forthcoming cocktail bar, Chef's Special), Three Dots & a Dash, Stan’s Donuts, Sushi-San, Parson’s Chicken & Fish and Pretty Cool Ice Cream. While you're plotting your next move (fried chicken or pizza—or both?), you can hit the dance floor, which is equipped with a live band.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 1 at 9am via Eataly's website. Guests can choose from four check-in times, including VIP entry at 5pm. While VIP tickets go for $125, general admission will set you back $78. Set an alarm and locate your finest stretchy pants for this all-you-can eat Italian bonanza.